800 books are published in the U.S. every single day, and doesn’t it seems like half of them are Bible studies? How is a small group leader to keep up with which curriculums are doctrinally accurate and effective to change lives? To assist you in that endeavor, I have assembled a small collection of the most recommended and approved options for our small groups, which you’ll find below, and also attached last year’s list and the list of curriculums LCCC Small Groups have used over the past three years.
NOTE: To offset your cost and build our small groups resource library, we will purchase the DVDs and/or leader guides. Contact me to place the orders!
New Suggestions for 2010-2011
I. RECOMMENDED PUBLISHERS – I recommend anything from these following organizations. Browse their small group curriculums at the following links:
A. Matthias Media – This link shows an explanation of their small group resource philosophy, and leads you to several various types of resources: http://www.matthiasmedia.com/index.php/small-groups
B. Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) – Small Group book resources listed at this link: http://www.ccef.org/do-you-want-change-don%E2%80%99t-know-how
-Bible book studies: http://www.navpress.com/catalog/68/Books-of-the-Bible-Bible-Studies
-Small group studies: http://www.navpress.com/catalog/94/Small-Group-Helps-Bible-Studies
D. LifeWay – http://www.lifeway.com/e14/shop/?N=474
II. NEW DVD STUDIES
The Lake City Offer: If you choose a title that we do not have in stock in our library, we will buy the DVD and Leader Guide for you. (Participants purchase their own accompanying study guides.)
Lane and Tripp: How People Change; DVD. 12 Sessions http://stores.newgrowthpress.com/-strse-866/How-People-Change-DVD/Detail.bok
Tripp and Powlison: Changing Hearts Changing Lives; DVD. 13 Sessions http://stores.newgrowthpress.com/-strse-489/Changing-Hearts-Chng-Lives/Detail.bok
Mark Driscoll, Vintage Jesus
Tim Keller, The Reason for God http://lc3smallgroups.ning.com/video/the-reason-for-god-dvd-trailer
Philip Yancey, What’s So Amazing about Grace? http://www.smallgrouptrader.com/Store/Adult_Small_Group_Video_Bible_Studies/2452/Whats_So_Amazing_About_Grace_with_Philip_Yancey_Video_/xcid=1001&t=newest
Deeper Connections, The Miracles of Jesus (Parables and Prayers of Jesus also available) http://www.smallgrouptrader.com/Store/Adult_Small_Group_Video_Bible_Studies/2323/Deeper_Connections__The_Miracles_Of_Jesus/xcid=1001&t=newest
III. NEW BOOKS FOR SMALL GROUP STUDY
XPLORE: 6 Lessons Exploring God’s Word, God’s World and God’s Work – The Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course recommends this small groups study book for people who cannot take the full 15 week Perspectives course. I have a copy if you’d like to look at it. Looks pretty good! http://www.thebodybuilders.net/store/xplore/tr/y/auid/7130966
When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty Without Hurting the Poor. . .and Yourself, by Brian Fikkert http://www.amazon.com/When-Helping-Hurts-Alleviating-Yourself/dp/0802457053
WHAT OTHER SMALL GROUP STUDY BOOKS AND DVD’S HAVE YOU FOUND? RUN THEM BY ME! ALWAYS HOPING TO BUILD OUR LIBRARY.